Softball: Lockport blanks Glenbard West
By Tony Baranek firstname.lastname@example.org April 5, 2013 8:56PM
Lockport's Carly Dundee (20) rounds third on her way to scoring against Glenbard West. | Ray Luna~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: May 8, 2013 6:50AM
Lockport didn’t have enough to break a twenty, but the Porters certainly weren’t short on singles in dispatching Glenbard West 10-0 in six innings in Friday’s quarterfinal at the Providence Softball Tournament.
Of their 16 hits, 14 were of the one-base advance variety. Carly Dundee and Brittany Bickelman each had three.
“Oh, it was good to come out like this after a tough loss against Minooka (9-8 on Wednesday),” Dundee said. “It was good to see everyone come out hitting. We kept the momentum going this whole game.”
Even more refreshing for Dundee was firing a three-hit shutout in the wake of Wednesday’s loss. The right-hander didn’t allow a Hilltopper past second base.
“I think it was kind of like a mind-set coming into this game,” Dundee said. “Last year we only won by three against Glenbard, so I had the mind-set that I had to keep confident in there.
“The Minooka game really was a rude awakening to the whole team. It definitely didn’t feel good. But we came out strong on defense (Friday), and I came out strong (in the circle).”
It was more or less a base-by-base project for the Porters (4-1), who scored twice in the first inning, four times in the third and two more times each in the fifth and sixth.
The only extra-base hits were doubles by Sara Hillebold and Kelly Pattison. The final hit, a two-run single by Gabby Voulgaris, ended the game in the sixth with the 10-run rule.
The offense, in a word, was relentless.
“It’s good to have that constant hitting,” Dundee said. “If someone strikes out at the plate there is always someone picking you up from the bench. And our defense is definitely shaping up.”
Glenbard West (2-3) had multiple baserunners just once, in the sixth when with one out Jacklyn Tyburk walked and went to second on a base hit by Maggie Stalker. Dundee grabbed Sarah Park’s tap and forced Tyburk at third, then got Jackie Feliciano on a groundout to third baseman Voulgaris.